Capturing Cambridge
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By Dormskirk - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org

Honore, Cherry Hinton Road (demolished)

History of Honore Cherry Hinton Road

1911:

Lewis Anderson, 45, artist in stained glass, born London

Ellen, 47, born Surrey

Edgar, 16, lead glazier stained glass works, born Cambridge

Edgar Lewis Anderson, b 1895, was the son of Lewis, a stained glass artist. He became a lance corporal in the Cambridge Regiment. While serving with a light trench mortar battery at St Julien, 31/7/1917, he was was awarded the DCM for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Though wounded in the assembly position for an attack, he carried the gun 4,000 yards to the final objective and dug in under very heavy fire. He was rapidly outflanked, and, all his team having been wounded, he remained behind and blew up his gun. He then fell back and joined the infantry using his rifle to help to repel the attack. He acted throughout the operation with great coolness and devotion to duty.

 

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